Stealth Wear UP101

Stealth Wear is a vision for fashion that addresses the rise of surveillance, the power of those who surveil, and the growing need to exert more control over privacy. Designer Adam Harvey explores with Stealth Wear the aesthetics of privacy and the potential for fashion to challenge authoritarian surveillance technologies.

The collection is inspired by traditional Islamic dress and the idea that garments can provide a separation between man and God. In Stealth Wear, this idea is reimagined in the context of drone warfare as garments that provide a separation between man and Drone. Items are fabricated with silver-plated fabric that reflects thermal radiation, enabling the wearer to avert overhead thermal surveillance.

Stealth Wear was researched and developed during fall 2012 and was first presented at Tank Magazine HQ in London on Jan 17, 2013.